CAIRO – 1 August 2022: Archives of French participation in the Olympic Games since 1900 have been digitized two years before the official opening of the 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris – which is scheduled to start on July 26 and runs until August 11.
On this occasion, the Center for Olympic Studies of the International Olympic Committee has collected and digitized the publications related to this upcoming edition.
At the same time, France took the opportunity to do the same with all the archives of the Olympic Organizing Committees (OCOG) from the previous French editions namely Paris 1900 and 1924, Chamonix 1924, Grenoble 1968 and Albertville 1992.
The archives of the Olympic Games held in France in 2021 were digitized into 250 documents already available that contain daily programs, rules, regulations, official reports and guides for athletes.
About fifty documents related to the upcoming Olympics have already been included in this collection, and hundreds will be added over the next two years.
The Center for Olympic Studies, which this year celebrates its 40th anniversary, started in 1982 as a small library located within the temporary Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Today it is registered with the Olympic Foundation for Culture and Heritage. It houses thousands of documents, publications, books, and journals and houses a wealth of information, especially for the more than 50 undergraduate Olympic Studies and Research Centers (OSRC), located on all continents.